Skaters Unite to Promote Diversity

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Skaters Unite to Promote Diversity

Post by Elizabeth » Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:50 pm

Elladj Baldé, Vanessa James and Maé-Bérénice Méité talk about the Diversity and Inclusion Alliance, a movement dedicated to making figure skating more inclusive, diverse and accessible to everyone in this lengthy article from IFS Magazine: https://www.ifsmagazine.com/skaters-uni ... diversity/

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Re: Skaters Unite to Promote Diversity

Post by fred » Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:52 pm

That's wonderful. We need to make racism and even mild racism a thing of the past. There are times when we take our white privilege for granted and we don't even notice when we walk down a city street and *don't* get stopped for an ID check. We don't notice, but Black people always have to wonder, and it happens in Canada too, not just the U.S.
Whether it's equality for Black people, or Islamic people, Indigenous people, Jewish people, women or LGBT people, I hope to have the strength to stand with them. The recovery from the pandemic has to be more than health solutions. It has to be holistic, humanist decisions and a restructuring of society and the economy to bring us closer together. It's really important for all our futures and the futures of the next generation and all those to follow.

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Re: Skaters Unite to Promote Diversity

Post by Elizabeth » Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:32 am

Dylan and Asher devoted a new episode of "That Skating Show" to Skating, Diversity, & the Figure Skating Diversity & Inclusion Alliance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCiA6Ca ... e=youtu.be

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Re: Skaters Unite to Promote Diversity

Post by Elizabeth » Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:57 am

Elladj has been busy lately in his very unique way, including a special opening for a recent Hockey Night in Canada.

This article talks about some of his activity and includes some of his special outdoor videos: https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2021/03/ ... edia-star/

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